Washington Park

  • 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.   Chicago, Illinois 60637 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Janie M. Collins
  • Park Phone: (773) 256-1248

Located in the Washington Park/Woodlawn neighborhood, Washington Park totals 366.84 acres and features two gymnasiums, a photography lab, dance studio, racquetball court, fitness center,game room, and multi-purpose rooms. Green features of the park include a nature area, a Harvest Garden and an arboretum. Outside, the park offers a lagoon, aquatic center, three playgrounds, basketball/ tennis courts, baseball, football, soccer, cricket, and softball fields. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums, fields, and multi-purpose rooms. Additionally, Washington Park features the renowed Fountain of Time sculpture by Lorado Taft.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, fitness, Teen Club, Junior Bears Football. On the cultural side, the park offers music and movement and dance. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Washington Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as Ashaki Black History Month Celebration and other holiday-themed events.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Drexel Fountain

Drexel Fountain (1)

Location Notes: Drexel Square, east of Washington Park

Descriptors: Playground Art

Elegant Beauty

Elegant Beauty (1)

Location Notes: Adjacent to entryway of DuSable Museum of African American History

Descriptors: Playground Art

Fountain of Time

Fountain of Time (1)

Location Notes: West of S. Cottage Grove Avenue on axis with Midway Plaisance

Descriptors: Playground Art

George Washington Monument

George Washington Monument (1)

Location Notes: S. Martin Luther King Drive, north of Washington Park, north of E. 51st Street

Descriptors: Playground Art

Mosaic

Mosaic (1)

Location Notes: Field house lobby stairwell

Descriptors: Playground Art

Peculiar People

Peculiar People (1)

Location Notes: Back wall of gymnasium stage

Descriptors: Playground Art

Playground Art

Playground Art (1)

Location Notes: South of the Aquatic Center and east of S. Martin Luther King Drive

Descriptors: Playground Art

Spirit of DuSable Series

Spirit of DuSable Series (1)

Location Notes: North of DuSable Museum of African American History

Descriptors: Playground Art

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love (1)

Location Notes: Adjacent to entryway of DuSable Museum of African American History

Descriptors: Playground Art

Washington Fountains, Monuments, Sculptures

Washington Fountains, Monuments, Sculptures

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Notes: Fountain of Time Sculpture

Washington Baseball

Washington Baseball

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Basketball

Washington Basketball

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Park - Lille's Hot Dogs

Washington Park - Lille's Hot Dogs

Hours: ,

Phone: (312)434-4727

Washington Cricket Slab

Washington Cricket Slab

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Fieldhouse

Washington Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Hours: ,

Washington Fishing Area

Washington Fishing Area

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Fitness Center

Washington Fitness CenterAccessible

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Hours: ,

Notes: M-F, 8-8:45pm; Sa, 9-4:30pm; Su, 9-4:30pm. ADA Accessible Equipment Sign up for a membership

Washington Football/Soccer

Washington Football/Soccer

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

DuSable Museum Flower Garden

DuSable Museum Flower Garden

Location Notes: 740 65th Pl.

Notes: DuSable Museum Flower Gardens

Descriptors: Ornamental

Washington Gymnasium

Washington Gymnasium

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Lagoon

Washington Lagoon

Location Notes: 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr.

Notes: Washington Park Lagoon

Washington Auditorium

Washington Auditorium

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Clubroom

Washington Clubroom

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr.

Washington Playground

Washington PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr. Chicago IL 60615

Washington Rackquetball Court

Washington Rackquetball Court

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr. Chicago IL 60615

Washington Tennis Court

Washington Tennis Court

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr. Chicago IL 60615

Washington Spray Pool

Washington Spray Pool

Location Notes: 5531 S. King Dr. Chicago IL 60615

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Family Swim at Washington 132143OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/07 17:30September 7, 2015
Monday from 12:30pm to 3pm
$0
Junior Bear Football - Varsity at Washington 129549InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/07/23 22:00From July 23, 2015 to September 24, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
POST Adult Swim at Washington 130939OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 23:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 8:15am to 9:15am
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Saturday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Adult Swim at Washington 130963OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/29 16:00From August 29, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to Noon
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$0
POST Adult Swim at Washington 132122OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/10 16:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Adult Swim at Washington 130961OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 13:15From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 8:15am to 9:15am
Each Wednesday from 8:15am to 9:15am
Each Friday from 8:15am to 9:15am
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Family Swim at Washington 130941OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/24 17:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Monday from 9:30am to 10:45am
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:45am
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:45am
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 9:30am to 10:45am
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 3pm
$0
POST Family Swim at Washington 133003OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/10 17:30From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Each Friday from 12:30pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$0
POST Lap Swim at Washington 132139OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 12:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 7am to 8am
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8am
Each Thursday from 7am to 8am
Each Friday from 7am to 8am
Except the following dates:
Monday, September 7, 2015
$40.00
POST Open Swim Female at Washington 130959OpenAquatics - OpenAnyFemale2015/08/24 20:30From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
POST Open Swim Male at Washington 132092OpenAquatics - OpenAnyMale2015/08/24 21:45From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Each Saturday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
$0
Tae Kwon Do at Washington 121150InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense4 and upCoed2015/07/23 21:30From July 23, 2015 to September 24, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
$56.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Ballet - Beginner at Washington 125243InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2015 to December 12, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:30pm
$26.00
Ballet - Intermediate at Washington 125244InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2015 to December 12, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10am
$26.00
Ballet - Intermediate at Washington 125245InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/09/19 15:30From September 19, 2015 to December 12, 2015
Each Saturday from 10:30am to 11am
$26.00
Ballet - Intermediate at Washington 125246InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2015/09/19 17:00From September 19, 2015 to December 12, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 12:45pm
$36.00
Basketball - Open at Washington 125382OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2015/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11am
$21.00
Basketball - Open at Washington 125383OpenSports - Basketball30 and upCoed2015/09/17 23:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$21.00
Boot Camp at Washington 125573InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:30From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$36.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Washington 125710InstructionSports - CheerleadingAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2015/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$0
Conditioning at Washington 125761InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/15 14:30From September 15, 2015 to November 26, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$36.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Washington 125823InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 8Coed2015/09/19 16:30From September 19, 2015 to December 12, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to Noon
$26.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Washington 125822InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2015 to December 12, 2015
Each Saturday from 3pm to 3:30pm
$26.00
Dance - Tap at Washington 125854InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2015 to December 12, 2015
Each Saturday from 10am to 10:30am
$26.00
Dance - Tap at Washington 125855InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 4 but less than 7Coed2015/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2015 to December 12, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to 11:30am
$26.00
Dance - Tap at Washington 125856InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2015/09/19 17:45From September 19, 2015 to December 12, 2015
Each Saturday from 12:45pm to 1:30pm
$36.00
Dance - Tap at Washington 125853InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 19:30From September 19, 2015 to December 12, 2015
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3pm
$26.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Basketball at Washington 147164InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 51Male2015/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2015 to December 19, 2015
Each Saturday from 9am to 11:30am
$11.00
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Basketball at Washington 147165InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 18 but less than 51Male2015/09/19 16:30From September 19, 2015 to December 19, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 2pm
$11.00
Golf at Washington 126222InstructionSports - Golf18 and upCoed2015/11/09 15:00From November 9, 2015 to December 21, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to Noon
$11.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Washington 126962InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/09/15 00:15From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$13.00
Low Impact Aerobics at Washington 126963InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2015/09/17 00:15From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$13.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Washington 127378InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 18:45From August 24, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 6pm
$61.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Washington 127457Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 18:45From August 24, 2015 to June 10, 2016
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 1:45pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 1:45pm to 6pm
$183.00
Racquetball - Open at Washington 127555OpenSports - Racquetball18 and upCoed2015/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2015 to November 29, 2015
Each Sunday from 9am to 4pm
Each Monday from 8am to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 8pm
Each Friday from 8am to 8pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 4pm
$36.00
Seasonal Sports at Washington 127750InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Washington 127749InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Table Tennis at Washington 128120InstructionSports - Table Tennis18 and upCoed2015/09/14 17:00From September 14, 2015 to November 29, 2015
Each Sunday from Noon to 4pm
Each Monday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2:30pm
$21.00
Tae Kwon Do at Washington 128129InstructionSpecial Interest - Self-Defense4 and upCoed2015/10/01 21:30From October 1, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
$56.00
Teen Fit Box at Washington 147869InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Teen Fit Box at Washington 147870InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$0
Teen Fit Box Camp at Washington 148699CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/24 22:00From August 24, 2015 to September 2, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 5pm to 8pm
$0
Yoga at Washington 128983InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
$13.00
Yoga at Washington 128984InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$13.00
Yoga/Pilates at Washington 147871InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/14 22:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00
Yoga/Pilates at Washington 147872InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$13.00

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Located in the Washington Park/Woodlawn neighborhood, Washington Park totals 366.84 acres and features two gymnasiums, a photography lab, dance studio, racquetball court, fitness center,game room, and multi-purpose rooms. Green features of the park include a nature area, a Harvest Garden and an arboretum. Outside, the park offers a lagoon, aquatic center, three playgrounds, basketball/ tennis courts, baseball, football, soccer, cricket, and softball fields. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasiums, fields, and multi-purpose rooms. Additionally, Washington Park features the renowed Fountain of Time sculpture by Lorado Taft.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, fitness, Teen Club, Junior Bears Football. On the cultural side, the park offers music and movement and dance. During the summer, youth can participate in the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Washington Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as Ashaki Black History Month Celebration and other holiday-themed events.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.